The image of a JetBlue Airbus A321neo Aircraft. (Photo: AP/Business Wire)
A former JetBlue employee, is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a Boston federal court on Friday to scamming the airline in almost $1 million in operations.
Tiffany Jenkins, a former gate agent, and used her position to convert the low-cost flights to more expensive flights and destinations to friends, family, and friends, according to the U.s. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts.
Jenkins, 31, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud. She was arrested and charged in November of 2018.
They had to have access to JetBlue’s computer reservation database, and to have had the opportunity to use the special code “INVOL,” which is short for the experience exchange, have to change flights for no extra charge.
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This code is not intended to be used by agents to change flights, for customers that miss their flight, or experience a death in the family.
During a 15 months period, They are used in the code is around 505 times in more than 100 different types of passengers. The U. s. attorney’s office, said many of these exchanges took place after the passenger is first made, at low price from the domestic and international flights. They exchanged those tickets for the more expensive international flights can take place.
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The cost for the wire fraud carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $ 250,000.
Jenkins is scheduled to be sentenced in January by the year 2020.